The weather is warm and the sun has come out to play—finally!—so it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it’s a romantic excursion for two or a day out for the whole family, check out our handy guide to make sure you’re never a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic.
Wherever you’re going and whatever you’re doing, our list of on-the-go treats, picnic basket fillers, and car trip necessities will keep your stomach (and the kids) from grumbling.
For the Car
Rule numero uno of car snacking: Absolutely NO smelly food. So forget the tuna sandwiches and leftover curry because that’s not gonna fly. We suggest taking a pack of delicious Just FreshDirect beef jerky, the granddaddy of road trip snacks. To perk things up during a 50-mile slump we recommend a bottle of Grady’s cold-brew coffee—it’ll keep everyone nice and alert for all the fun car games.
For a Hike
When it’s you against the trail you need all the energy you can get. That’s where KIND bars come in. These little bundles of protein are a hiker’s best friend and will keep the engine purring until you stop for lunch. Similarly, Dang coconut chips are a delicious snack that provide loads of energy for trekking, and dang, do they taste good (get it?).
For the Beach
There’s nothing like the feeling of bare feet on warm sand, but the last thing you want to be at the seaside is hungry. Lifestyle Foods snack packs are perfect for bringing to the beach. There are loads of delicious options and are handily packaged in tote-sized containers. Another great snack to enjoy by the beach is Love Beets—sliced beets ready to eat by themselves or as part of a sandwich. And the good news is you can wash all the red beet juice off your hands in the ocean afterwards. That kind of convenience is hard to beet.
For a Picnic
On a beautiful sunny day one of the most romantic things you can do is go for a picnic down by the river. Birdsong fills the air, a gentle breeze flows through your hair, and the picnic basket is filled with delightful fare. The aptly named GoPicnic products are the perfect basket fillers to nibble on. There’s something for everyone. Wash it all down with a crisp glass of Sauvignon blanc poured from our easy-to-transport Wineberry boxes. Cheers!
We’re sitting under the stars around the campfire. The guitar’s out and we’re singing “Kumbaya.” It’s perfect. Well, almost. We could use a snack. Luckily there’s some Pulse roasted chickpeas being passed around. And it’s the spicy lemon zest flavor. Mmm. Now we’re happy campers. And in the morning we’ll enjoy some Tío gazpacho soup before we head off into the woods for another action packed day of canoeing, bouldering, and birdwatching. This really has been the best trip ever!
Taking a trip? Here are ten more of our favorite on-the-go snacks:
FreshDirect Super Salads
FreshDirect raw almonds
Fresh pineapple chunks
SeaSnax seasoned seaweed
Brad’s raw leafy kale
Just FreshDirect fruit and nut granola
Seasonal selection of fresh fruit, family size
FreshDirect deluxe trail mix
Epic 100% grass-fed beef habanero and cherry protein bar
Doctor Kracker organic & artisan-baked seedlander snackers
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